Users Online : 220 About us |  Subscribe |  e-Alerts  | Feedback | Login   
Journal of Minimal Access Surgery Current Issue | Archives | Ahead Of Print Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
           Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size 
 ¤   Next article
 ¤   Previous article
 ¤   Table of Contents

 ¤   Similar in PUBMED
 ¤Related articles
 ¤   Citation Manager
 ¤   Access Statistics
 ¤   Reader Comments
 ¤   Email Alert *
 ¤   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded62    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


Year : 2021  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-94

A complex modality of achalasia, diverticulum and paraesophageal hernia treated through three-dimensional left thoracoscopy

First Department of Surgery, Laiko General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Miss. Eustratia Mpaili
First Department of Surgery, Laiko General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Agiou Thoma 17, Athens 11527
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_23_20

Rights and Permissions

Herein, we report a case of a patient with recurrent dysphagia after an open transabdominal hernia repair for a Type IV paraesophageal hernia performed elsewhere. Subsequent work-up and medical records' review revealed the coexistence of a large left epiphrenic diverticulum in combination with achalasia synchronous to the recently repaired paraesophageal hernia. A three-dimensional left thoracoscopic diverticulectomy with a long esophagomyotomy was conducted under endoscopic guidance intraoperatively, with no perioperative complications. At 12 months' follow-up evaluation, the patient presents well with no documented recurrence. Cumulative experience from various medical specialties regarding esophageal motility disorders and endoscopic state-of-the-art techniques, when combined with minimally invasive surgical techniques, provide an effective management of esophageal motility syndromes, overall.


Print this article     Email this article

© 2004 Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow
Online since 15th August '04